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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Building Safety Month

Building Safety Month, Staff holding city proclamation

The City of Modesto joins the International Code Council and its 64,000 members in celebration of the 39th Annual Building Safety Month. No code. No confidence. The city’s Board of Building Appeals has also signed a proclamation declaring May as Building Safety Month for Modesto.

Building Safety Month is a worldwide campaign presented by the International Code Council, its members and partners to promote building safety. First observed in 1980, Building Safety Month raises awareness about critical safety issues from structural to fire prevention, plumbing and mechanical systems, and energy efficiency.

Building codes and the officials who enforce them are making our families and communities safer and more resilient. Homes and buildings that are built in compliance with building safety codes result in resilient structures that minimize the risks of death, injury and property damage. In the wake of a disastrous hurricane season, rampant wildfires and devastating earthquakes, building safety is even more important. Building safety affects everyone, and modern, updated building codes save lives.

This year’s themes are:

May 1–5, Preparing for Disasters: Build Strong, Build Smart

May 6–12, Ensuring a Safer Future through Training and Education

May 13–19, Securing Clean, Abundant Water for All Communities

May 20–26, Construction Professionals and Homeowners: Partners in Safety

May 27–31, Innovations in Building Safety

Today, the International Codes, developed by the Code Council and adopted by our community, are the most widely used and adopted set of building safety codes in the U.S. and around the world.

Learn more about Building Safety Month at or join the conversation on social media at #BuildingSafety365.

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